Electric Vehicle Charging

Project: Tender Review of EV Charging Stations

Market:  Commercial Office Portfolio

Location: Great West House, Brentford

The Challenge

Our client required an independent assessment of the competitive tendering for 12 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points at one of their prime office assets.

The assessment required analysis on the need for EV charging and how the building would evolve its electrical infrastructure to cater for this growing demand. As the building is a multi-let property, the operating system needed to manage varying re-charging scenarios such as landlord-to-tenant, employer-to-employee and landlord-to-public options.

The Solution

LCA constructed a landlord questionnaire to gauge demand, an exercise that received a varied response.

The building electrical infrastructure and energy consumption profile was examined, and a capacity allocated for EV charging. A total of 12 slow chargers, with the ability to be up-graded to rapid charging, was selected.  The landlord agreed to a strategy to share EV with disabled parking bays which provided flexibility and high visibility to perspective EV users.

The management software chosen allows for monitoring of power, pre-booking of spaces, multiple charging scenarios and alerts to FM to prevent charge spaces being used without charging occurring.